1And David said, Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may shew him kindness for Jonathan’s sake? 2And there was of the house of Saul a servant whose name was Ziba. And when they had called him unto David, the king said unto him, Art thou Ziba? And he said, Thy servant is he. 3And the king said, Is there not yet any of the house of Saul, that I may shew the kindness of God unto him? And Ziba said unto the king, Jonathan hath yet a son, which is lame on his feet. 4And the king said unto him, Where is he? And Ziba said unto the king, Behold, he is in the house of Machir, the son of Ammiel, in Lo-debar.
5¶ Then king David sent, and fetched him out of the house of Machir, the son of Ammiel, from Lo-debar. 6Now when Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, was come unto David, he fell on his face, and did reverence. And David said, Mephibosheth. And he answered, Behold thy servant!9.6 Mephibosheth: also called Merib-baal
7¶ And David said unto him, Fear not: for I will surely shew thee kindness for Jonathan thy father’s sake, and will restore thee all the land of Saul thy father; and thou shalt eat bread at my table continually. 8And he bowed himself, and said, What is thy servant, that thou shouldest look upon such a dead dog as I am?
9¶ Then the king called to Ziba, Saul’s servant, and said unto him, I have given unto thy master’s son all that pertained to Saul and to all his house. 10Thou therefore, and thy sons, and thy servants, shall till the land for him, and thou shalt bring in the fruits, that thy master’s son may have food to eat: but Mephibosheth thy master’s son shall eat bread alway at my table. Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants. 11Then said Ziba unto the king, According to all that my lord the king hath commanded his servant, so shall thy servant do. As for Mephibosheth, said the king, he shall eat at my table, as one of the king’s sons. 12And Mephibosheth had a young son, whose name was Micha. And all that dwelt in the house of Ziba were servants unto Mephibosheth. 13So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem: for he did eat continually at the king’s table; and was lame on both his feet.
1大卫问：“扫罗一家还有什么人吗？我要因为和约拿单的情义而恩待他。” 2有人就去叫扫罗家一个名叫洗巴的仆人来见大卫，王问他：“你就是洗巴吗？”他说：“仆人正是洗巴。” 3王说：“扫罗家中还有什么人？我要以上帝的慈爱来待他。”洗巴答道：“约拿单还有一个儿子，是双脚残废的。” 4王说：“他在哪里？”洗巴答道：“他住在罗·底巴，在亚米利的儿子玛吉家里。” 5于是，大卫王派人去罗·底巴把他从亚米利的儿子玛吉家里接来。 6扫罗的孙子、约拿单的儿子米非波设来到大卫面前，向他俯伏叩拜。大卫说：“米非波设！”米非波设答道：“仆人在这里。” 7大卫说：“你不用害怕，我要因为和你父亲约拿单的情义而恩待你。我要把你祖父扫罗所有的田地归还给你，你要常与我同席吃饭。” 8米非波设再次叩拜，说：“仆人算什么？不过像一条死狗罢了，你竟这样眷顾我！”
9王又把扫罗的仆人洗巴召来，对他说：“我已把扫罗全家的产业都赐给了你主人的孙子米非波设。 10你和你的儿子及仆人要为米非波设种田，把出产拿来供养他。他还要常常与我同席吃饭。”洗巴有十五个儿子，二十个仆人。 11洗巴对王说：“仆人必遵行我主我王的一切吩咐。”于是，米非波设像王子一样常与大卫同席吃饭。 12米非波设有一个小儿子名叫米迦。洗巴家中的人都做了米非波设的仆人。 13从此，双脚残废的米非波设就住在耶路撒冷，常常与王同席吃饭。